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Windows 7: Icons for Media Browser

15 Sep 2010   #1

7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Icons for MediaBrowser

Hi guys, I thought I would put together a thread here for you guys so I can share a MASSIVE collection of icons I have created for Media Browser.
In this collection I have several styles to choose from and icons created specifically for Movie Boxsets and for TV Show Collections.

I will also post my Photoshop Actions and psd's used to make all the icons. So if you like the set and want to add to it, you can do so very easily and they will come out EXACTLY as I intended.

This first set is my Movie Boxset Collection.
This collection was dreamed up by my friend from the MB Community, BigArrickSon and I, and has grown to it's current size due to overwhelming popularity and our love for the community.
We have three styles to choose from and over 350 icons in each set.
To see the gallery for any set just click on it's preview image.






















3D Boxsets preview in the Chocolate theme.









TV Icon Collection

Ok, On to the TV Show Icons....
I have over 1000++ Shows done and in the Downloads and will be happy to take any request for new shows needed to complete your collection.

If you would like to have a insert of your choice, please provide a link from the tvdb directly to the enlarged image on the tvdb. Don’t just link me to a page of backdrops and say “I want the 3rd one” I appreciate it. :]
































Preview of Film strip in the Simplicity Theme.






Tip   Tip
Setup TV Show icons:

To set these up in your collection with the quickness follow these directions.

  1. Download these Batch Files (curtsy of mikinho) and extract to any location of your choosing.
  2. Download and Extract the Icon pack of your choice to any location of your choosing.
  3. Drag and drop the icon that matches your TV Show into your Show Folder. (Repeat until all show folders have a new icon placed inside)
  4. Copy the SetupTvFolderIcons.cmd into the Parent Folder containing your TV Shows and Run. Done
To change to a different style icon…
Follow steps 2 & 3
Then copy the ClearSubFolderDna.cmd into the Parent Folder containing your TV Shows and Run.
Now Rerun the SetupTvFolderIcons.cmd.
Done







And last but not least I have my TV Seasons Collection done in a Diamond and Disk Icon.


Diamond and Disk Season's Collection



Download Collection



If I'm missing a small handful from your shows, I'll consider doing them. But because where talking about seasons, and some shows have LOTS of seasons.
I dont want any more then say 5 show request per user visit. And please try to keep request visits to like once a month per user.
That way I dont get totally slammed doing these things.

Tip   Tip
Setup for TV Seasons:

You can use the gallery’s download all feature and grab everything and then drop the ones you need in your season folders.
Then use the batch files found below and run the “SetupTvFolderIcons.cmd” from inside each show folder and it will rename the new icons automatically.
To help out in the task of running the “SetupTvFolderIcons.cmd” from each show folder, I am going to provide you yet another batch file set.
With this set I want you to place them in the parent directory along side all your TV Series.

Now run the “Copy SetupTv to all top folders.cmd”. This will copy the SetupTvFolderIcons.cmd into all your shows folders (not the Season folders, only the Series)
Now you can one by one enter your Series folders, run the batch file, then delete it.
Then back out and do it again to the next Series.
I know it seems like a lot, but trust me it’s easier then renaming all the files by hand.
Here is the two batch files you'll need.





Artwork for the GameTime Plug-in





Click sample to view Gallery

Game Platform posters that will serve as substitutes for games that don’t have art available on the gamesdb.net.






Platform backdrops.




Click sample to view Gallery







EHS backdrops.




Click sample to view Gallery






I would also like to add that I take no credit for any of the art I use in any of my work, and would like to thank all the artist to whom I've borrowed work from.
Without you, my clever Photoshop manipulations would be worthless…






Photoshop Tutorials with Icon Actions and PSD's






In this section I am going to give you an inside look at seeing how the icons found here in my thread are made.
I am going to provide you with everything you would need to easily reproduce any of the icons I feature in these tutorials.
With the hopes you will return the favor by sharing your creations back with the community.


These download packs are all going to include a custom made automated Action.
An Action is a PS tool that will allow me to record my self making a icon.
Then I can give that recording “Action” to you, and you will be able to playback my actions and build any of my work with your own art in the icon.


Note:These Actions will only work on a English installation of Photoshop!!!


There will be a MANDATORY set of folders included in the download that you must place in your C:\ Drive for everything to work right
That folder is. C:\Photoshop Temp
To turn on the use of Actions, click the Window button at the top of Photoshop, then check off Actions.
That will open the new Actions command window.




I have detailed instructions for each action included in the downloads as well as the download page it's self.

Here is a Complete list of Keyboard Shortcuts for CS4

If you run into something you need help with please just ask.
And without anymore ramblings….
Here are your Tutorials.



How to make the Movie Boxset Icons



Icon(s) Sample:



Recommended Places to Find Art:







How to make the TV Show Icons


Icon(s) Sample:




TV Series Icons Action(s) UPDATED!!

I have updated the TV Series Bundle so you now have a choice as to which icon you want to create and use.

In the download pack, there is now four actions to choose from.
  1. TV Series Icons Bundle
  2. TV Series Film Strip Icon
  3. 2D TV Series MBTV Icon
  4. 2d & 3d TV Series MBTV Icons
Just install the one (or all) action(s) you want and away you go!


warning   Warning
The Left and Right Perspective 3D TV Icons require CS4 Extended with 3D rendering ability’s to output the icons properly.


Recommended Places to Find Art:











How to Make the Diamond with a Disk Icon


Icon(s) Sample:




Recommended Places to Find Art:








How to make my Cascading Cover Flow Icon


Related Thread: Cascading CoverFlow Genre Icons by BAS & DS
Icon(s) Sample:



Recommended Places to Find Art:







How to make Settingsun’s Fanned Style Boxset Icons




Related Thread: Settingsun’s Media Browser Icons
Icon(s) Sample:





Bonus Style Designed by me

The steps are the same as above.






Recommended Places to Find Art:








How to Make the Cascading TV’s Icon



Icon(s) Sample:




Recommended Places to Find Art:








How to make chefbennyj’s Warped Icons


Related Thread: Chefbennyj:
Icon(s) Sample:



Recommended Places to Find Art:








How to make James971’s Poster Frame Genre Icon


Related Thread: james971's Fanart
Icon(s) Sample:



Recommended Places to Find Art:








How to Make Disk padded to fit in with posters


Icon(s) Sample: I've added color to the edges so you can see the padding.




Recommended Places to Find Art:









Blending Backdrops Together







Thx guys, and enjoy!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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16 Sep 2010   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Excellent thread Demonseed.
love the box sets .
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Sep 2010   #3

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thx boohbah So glad you like them! Hope others find them useful
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18 Sep 2010   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

Demonseed i thought i would add this update you very kindly made for me the other day for all those tinkerbell fans.
thanks for the photoshop action hopefully i may be able to make my own at some point


Attached Thumbnails
Icons for Media Browser-tinkerbell-3d.png  
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2010   #5

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If anyone would like to request any custom icons for Media Browser, dont be afraid to ask!

Or would like to request a new icon action, to make a totally new collection. I'll be happy to take your ideas and turn them into something you can see and enjoy!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2010   #6

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thread OVERHAUL!!

Re-did entire thread so it's much easier to take it all in now and make since of.

++ Added LOTS of NEW Tutorials!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Yep...looks much better now..not so confusing anymore
The Pre view png convinced me...that just looks awesome. Theme already changed to chocolate.
Downloading the Film strip set now They go into the appr. Show Folders replacing the folder.jpg right?
Thanks a lot

-DG
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2010   #8

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yep exactly.

You can use the batch files I have under the TV icons to do all the renaming of files.
Just drop each corresponding icon into the show folder... repeat until all folders have a new icon, then run the batch files I provided.
Done.

The batch files will scan your folders and rename the folder.jpg to folderbkp.jpg (so MB wont use it) and then it will rename the new icon to folder.png

Supper Easy!! Enjoy!!

EDIT! I just noticed the Preview image is actuality in Simplicity, not Chocolate! Opps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Simplicity I'll try later...it looks just as nice in chocolate
That action script is way cool !!! Thank you so much
I'm not gonna bother you with requests but for one. please explain to me how to modify the action so that only this will be generated (apparently I have a lot of shows that are missing in your collection..if you want me to send you the ones I made, just say the word )

Icons for Media Browser-film-style.png

-DG


My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Oct 2010   #10

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SledgeDG View Post
Simplicity I'll try later...it looks just as nice in chocolate
That action script is way cool !!! Thank you so much
I'm not gonna bother you with requests but for one. please explain to me how to modify the action so that only this will be generated (apparently I have a lot of shows that are missing in your collection..if you want me to send you the ones I made, just say the word )

Attachment 101613

-DG
Give me a lil' bit and I'll shot you a modded action that will only make the film strip icon.

And yes I would LOVE for you to share your new creations with the masses!
If you have a Windows Live ID, PM me the email used and I'll add you to my skydrive friends list and you can upload directly to my gallery.

PS. If it's not to much trouble, I would much prefer you make ALL the styles and upload them ALL! But if you really want the solo action, your wish is my command...
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